I-MODE


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I-MODEIdle Mode
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KPN has convinced only 137,000 people to buy i-mode phones in its domestic market, 140,000 in Germany and a paltry 8,000 in Belgium.
According to Motorola, the MOTORAZR maxx V3 i-mode offers fast access to i-mode mobile entertainment, with speeds of up to 3.6Mb/s.
By age, younger people, both men and women, want to use i-mode more often: 80% and 76.5% of the male and female respondents aged 19 or younger, and 71.6% of women in their 20s have such intent.
i-mode is reported to have 45m global users and is said to offer the UK the closest to true Internet access available through mobile services.
By this, I mean that the company is no longer merely fixated on deploying features and services that boost individual packet usage and ARPU; this has been the sine qua non of mobile carriers in this country since the dawn of i-mode.
The licensing agreement with the Spanish carrier came shortly after DoCoMo's announcement that it would set up a holding company in Europe to promote i-mode and third-generation (3G) services.
NTT DoCoMo said the increase will enable it to continue to provide user-friendly basic services, including its growing offering of free i-mode pages and a safe, secure browsing environment with spam protection and Internet filtering for underage users.
Google Maps is also under discussion to become a standard pre-installed application on upcoming i-mode handsets to be launched in the near future, they added.
According to NEC its NEMIP enables provision of the i-mode mobile Internet service, with the platform providing an integrated solution for unified operations and service management.
DoCoMo's famed senior vice president and conceptualizer, Takeshi Natsuno, commented at an April press conference, "Partnering with Adobe, we've been able to develop a great service that showcases the creativity of thousands of NTT DoCoMo content developers while leveraging the power of our network infrastructure." Nice words from the father of i-mode.
In the U.K., i-mode, a data service from carrier O2, turns the phone screen into a portal, with access to flight information, movies, music, banking, sports and more.
To mark the launch of O2 Undiscovered, O2 are offering two lucky readers the chance to win its latest and greatest i-mode Samsung Z320i phone on Pay and Go worth pounds 279.